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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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littlelacie   in reply to roberty
Hi,you can get on internet,type in needhelpwithbills,then your city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help. Roseb has not been back on this site since 2011.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Cnarana
Hi all we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help. The person u posted to not been on here for some years now. But i don't no any resources that helps with buting a water line end for u.
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I live in Belton S.C. I am
in need to put city water in my home my well water broke and I find out no agreement was filed between the lady I bought my home from and the man who owns the property my well sits on I have been using in till it broke 3days ago is there agencies that can help me with finances on putting city water in
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woman in a shoe   in reply to StrugglingInLA
All we can do on here is give people information where they might get help in there city. But this is not a spam site some have got help on here
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DaMamaDana   in reply to SMILES23
Male or Female? Are you the Police reported victim, or the Perpetrator?
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DaMamaDana   in reply to shalala
What project?
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DaMamaDana   in reply to Smartguevara
Have you recieved any help for your roof repairs?
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DaMamaDana   in reply to shalala
? What project?
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littlelacie   in reply to StrugglingInLA
Hi,Roseb has not been on this site since 2010.She did discuss someplace where people could get emergency assistance,but did not give a location or name.We unfortunately have no information about it,we have not talked to her for 5 years and have no way to contact her.No,this is not a spam site.
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What is the contact info?
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StrugglingInLA   in reply to woman in a shoe
Where's the contact info for this program?
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Is this a spam site? Where is the contacts info? Location?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to AshleyWat2011
Hi all we can do is give information on here. Put the person u posted to we not seen on here in a while now. But i am sorry there no resources that help s with what u are asking help with.
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Hi I'm in need of help getting home to see my grandma she's in the hospital on breathing machine I just started working because I just moved here I will pay it all back I just to see her please someone help me
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littlelacie   in reply to mswizard
Hi,Roseb441702 has not been on this site since 2011,so you won't hear from her. this is an information site,we can only tell you of places that might help.We do not know any resources that will help with travel expenses,sorry.
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I have a very sick brother in Florida V.A.And im in Indiana and i need financial help to get to him,like with gas.Hotel and food How and who will help with that?He is very sick and is all i have left as far as immediate family.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to HappyHippie
Hi all we can do is give u information where u mite get help i am sure but there no resources that helps with what u asking for help with.
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Sadly to say my boyfriend was working at a job site in U.K. and his wallet and his money was stolen and I am dire need to get him back home. The money will help to get his visa and trip fees for his safe return. I am only asking for a small amount of $3,000. PLEASE, I NEED HIM BACK HOME BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS. I would really grateful for any help you can offer. I need this ASAP by next Tuesday hopefully earlier
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